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Iselle and Julio take aim at Hawaii

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In a rare event, Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio are tracking toward Hawaii and could perhaps give a one-two punch for the island chain.

Currently a strong category 2 with winds of 110 mph, Iselle is moving in a westerly direction at 9 mph.  It is continuing to move through an area in the Pacific where wind shear and drier air is allowing the system to weaken in intensity. Unfortunately it is not forecasted to dissipate before reaching Hawaii.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Big Island as they will start to feel the effects of Iselle by Thursday.

Tropical Storm Julio is just behind Iselle. Currently with winds of 65mph, Julio is forecasted to strengthen into a hurricane and expected to follow a track that resembles Iselle.

It is also forecasted to move into that unfavorable area where Iselle currently located and will weaken back into a tropical storm by late Friday as it tracks westward towards Hawaii. The Big Island may start to feel the effects of that storm by Sunday.